Neonatal Nurse Practitioner - NICU

  • MaineHealth
  • Portland, ME, USA
  • Sep 23, 2021
Nurse Practitioner Nursing

Job Description


The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center (MMC), is recruiting for a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP) for its Level III NICU.  MMC is a 637-bed Academic Medical Center located in Portland Maine with expansive views of Maine’s breathtaking coast.  MMC is the State’s only Level 1 Trauma Center, has achieved its third consecutive Magnet designation and named the first and pioneer practice setting recognized by The Honor Society of Nursing Sigma Theta Tau International’s Kappa Zeta-at-Large Chapter.  With a long history of excellence in healthcare MMC is looking for a candidate that exhibits the behaviors of excellence, collaboration, innovation, respect, commitment to community and accountability in order to support MMC’s mission, vision, and values.

The world-class, 51-bed, Level III, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit admits nearly 1,000 infants and performs nearly 300 critical care neonatal transports each year and is the largest NICU in northern New England.  The dynamic interdisciplinary professional healthcare team is dedicated to delivering the highest quality care for all newborns, ranging from healthy neonates to sick or premature newborns requiring close observation or intensive care. 

The NNP will provide detailed and comprehensive assessment and treatment of neonatal patients within the framework of safe patient and family centered care. The scope of practice encompasses the development and recording of a plan for care in collaboration with family, multidisciplinary team members, and community resources for both chronic and episodic illnesses.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

  • Excellence in interpersonal and communication skills to interact effectively with all MMC departments, families and members of the multidisciplinary health care team.
  • Advanced knowledge of nursing theory and practice, and additional specialized medical training, in order to provide expanded nursing practice at a level generally acquired through completion of concentrated study and clinical internship leading to a Master's Degree.
  • Analytical abilities necessary to obtain medical histories, conduct physical examinations, prepare complex treatment plans, and provide care for assigned patients with minimal guidance and direction.
  • Education: Completion of accredited NNP, Masters preferred.
  • Licensure:  Current license for Advanced Practice in the state of Maine or pending license. 

Additional Information

Maine Medical Center is a Magnet designated 606-bed tertiary care and teaching institution. MMC is Maine's largest hospital and a state-wide health care resource. MMC offers outstanding career opportunities and quality of life in Portland.